A Newcastle-under-Lyme Rotary Club are storming ahead with an array of activities aimed to put a sparkle on their local community.

For the last few months, members of Wolstanton Rotary Club have been busy taking part in litter picking around their High Street and the Marsh area as well as planting trees and supporting other local organisations.

Club president, David Burke, said: “As a local organisation our aim is to support Wolstanton in any way we can and helping to keep the area clean and tidy is just one way we can contribute. It’s been a difficult two years for everyone with the pandemic, and we are pleased that we can now resume our regular activities in the community.”

The King Street based Club, carry out litter picking around Wolstanton once or twice a year, with usually 8 or 10 of their 20 members.

Other activities this year have involved the planting of several Cherry trees at the Golf Links Walks on the A34 opposite Starbucks and the Club also donated Easter eggs to The Hubb Foundation. Prior to this, and ahead of Christmas 2021, members assisted for a “Tree of Light’ event at Trentham Shopping Village.

Wolstanton-Rotary-Club-litter-picking-2022David adds: “We really take pride in our community and we want to help where we can. The planting if the Cherry Trees was a lovely addition to the existing birch trees planted by us in previous years as part of the End Polio Now campaign. This was a great team effort and well done to all involved.

“Our litter picks are also supported by Newcastle Borough Council Green Team, who kindly supply us with all the equipment necessary and arrange for the filled bags to be collected and disposed of.”

In the coming months other activities are being planned including a choral evening and much more…

Wolstanton Rotary Club meet each Thursday at the Borough Arms Hotel, in Newcastle-under-Lyme. For more information please visit the Club’s website www.wolstantonrotary.org

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